Technology Quotes

Technology Quotes

Bruce Sterling I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet.
S. E. Lindsay Engineering is the practice of safe and economic application of the scientific laws governing the forces and materials of nature by means of organization, design and construction, for the general benefit of mankind.
Wernher von Braun Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
R. Buckminster Fuller I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Alan Kay The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
Quentin Crisp Nothing in our culture, not even home computers, is more overrated than the epidermal felicity of two featherless bipeds in desperate congress.
Aldous Huxley Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Richard Dawkings \We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes."
Albert Einstein After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.
Peter Drucker The computer is a moron.
Weisert As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.
Arthur C. Clarke At the present rate of progress, it is almost impossible to imagine any technical feat that cannot be achieved - if it can be achieved at all - within the next few hundred years.
Fred Allen [Television is] the triumph of machine over people.
Frank Lloyd Wright Television: chewing gum for the eyes.
O.G. Sutton A technique succeeds in mathematical physics, not by a clever trick, or a happy accident, but because it expresses some aspect of a physical truth.
John F. Kennedy The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
Bill Gates The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Freeman Dyson Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
David Brower All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent.
Edward Shepherd Mead Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.
Richard Dawkings Personally I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world [chess] championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
Alice Kahn For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.
William Gibson Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
B. F. Skinner The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
Orrin Hatch Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.

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